Our Pastor

Pastor Mel Cartwright


''I will establish My Covenant between Me and Thee and thy Seed after thee in their Generations for an ''Everlasting Covenant'' to be a God unto thee, and thy Seed after Thee.''

Genesis 17:7


Abounding Life C.O.G.I.C. is a full Gospel Ministry of the ''Lord Jesus Christ'' where the Word of God is preached, holy ordinances are observed and the principles of Biblical Salvation are honored.



Pastor Mel Cartwright has been a devoted servant of the Lord for 35 years. He was trained and disciple under the Spiritual tutelage of Bishop Carlis Moody Sr. (Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C., Evanston, IL).  He has been happily married to Missionary Nicole Cartwright for 34 years.

Pastor Cartwright is an ordained elder and graduate of C.H. Mason Bible Institute .He has a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Illinois State University. 

Before transitioning to Abounding Life C.O.G.I.C.  Pastor and Missionary Cartwright had the privilege of Shepherding New Family Life C.O.G.I.C. (Waukegan, IL) for twenty five years.  In addition to twenty five years of ministry, Pastor Mel and Missionary Nicole Cartwright dedicated their lives to raising and home educating their three children, all of whom have graduated from college and are pursuing advanced degrees. 

Pastor and Missionary Cartwright both e served on the foreign field under Bishop Carlis Moody to Haiti, Panama, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Liberia East Africa; he as a photographer and she as a missionary.  They are noted teachers and lecturers whom the Lord is using to spread the message of family and home discipleship.

Pastor and Missionary Cartwright believe ''As the Family goes, so goes the World.” It is their heart’s desire & mission is to help the families of God realize the Spiritual Legacy that the Lord has ordained for them before the foundation of the world!  For it is written {Isaiah 58:12} “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in.''  ''Behold I and the children whom the Lord hath given me  are for Signs and for Wonders  in Israel.  {Isaiah 8:18}

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14626 Mozart Ave
Posen, Il 60469





service times

Sunday Service Times

Prayer Service9:00am
Sunday School 9:30am

Sunday School Review 10:30am

Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am

Evening Bible Study 6:30pm

Evening Worship 7:45pm


Saturday Morning Prayer 7:00am

Food Pantry 9:00am-11:00am


Friday Night 'Fire Service'7:00pm

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